Ventana Modal

Este contenido se reemplaza via ajax por el del html externo.

×

Ventana Modal

Este contenido se reemplaza via ajax por el del html externo.

×

Ventana Modal

Este contenido se reemplaza via ajax por el del html externo.

×

×

| 12/17/2009 12:00:00 AM

Colombia pyramid scheme mastermind jailed for 30 years

Dec 17--A Colombian man who ran a pyramid scheme that defrauded thousands of people of their life savings has received a 30-year jail term.

Colombia pyramid scheme mastermind jailed for 30 years Colombia pyramid scheme mastermind jailed for 30 years
David Murcia Guzman was sentenced after being found guilty in August of money-laundering and illicit enrichment.

Murcia, who insists his business was legal, led the DMG Group, which promised returns of well over 100%.

Its collapse in November 2008 led to widespread street protests across Colombia by investors.

Sentencing Murcia to 30 years in prison, the judge also ordered that he be fined $12.5m (£7.7m).

It is expected that Murcia will soon face extradition to the US where he faces money-laundering charges.

Murcia was extradited from Panama to Colombia a year ago to face accusations that his business was a pyramid scheme that amassed millions of dollars and duped at least 200,000 Colombians out of their life savings.

The demise of DMG provoked protests both by those angry at the loss of their money and also by investors who insisted that the company was legitimate and that the government had forced its collapse.
 
Read more here.
 
Semana International delivers news about Colombia in English. Find more in our home.

EDICIÓN 1879

PORTADA

Gustavo Petro: ¿Esperanza o miedo?

Gustavo Petro ha sido un fenómeno electoral, pero tiene a muchos sectores del país con los pelos de punta. ¿Cómo se explica y hasta dónde puede llegar?

Les informamos a todos nuestros lectores que el contenido de nuestra revista impresa en nuestro sitio web será exclusivo para suscriptores.

Queremos conocerlo un poco,
cuéntenos acerca de usted:

Maria,

Gracias por registrarse en SEMANA Para finalizar el proceso, por favor valide su correo a través del enlace que enviamos a:

correo@123.com

Maria,

su cuenta aun no ha sido activada para poder leer el contenido de la edición impresa. Por favor valide su correo a través del enlace que enviamos a:

correo@123.com